Job Openings

The firm is always interested in hearing from 3rd, 4th and 5th year associate candidates with substantial experience in any of the firm’s practice areas in a law firm setting. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here:  Lateral Associate Application

Recruiting Professionals/Agencies

Professional recruiters and search/placement firms must have signed terms and conditions on file with Downey Brand prior to submitting candidates.

Fall Associate/Entry Level Associate Candidates

Most of the firm’s first year/entry level associate hires are made from its Summer Associate classes. We do not anticipate hiring additional entry level associates in 2020. You may submit your materials to our applicant tracking system for possible consideration in the event an opportunity is identified in the near term:  Entry Level/Junior Associate Application

 

Sacramento

Litigation Associate – Natural Resources

Date Posted: March 3, 2021

The firm is seeking an attorney with 3 to 10 years of experience to join its Natural Resources Practice Group in San Francisco or Sacramento. This position involves representation of public and private-sector clients statewide in a broad range of environmental, water, land use, and energy matters.

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The candidate should have significant experience in environmental and land use litigation (traditional civil litigation and/or administrative writs), administrative or judicial enforcement, permitting, and regulatory compliance. Knowledge of federal and state environmental laws related to regulation of air, soil, and water, and exposure to endangered species, land use, public agency law, or energy is desired.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent analytical skills, and an attention to detail. The candidate should be a self-starter who enjoys accepting significant client and matter responsibilities and challenging natural resources assignments within a legislative and regulatory landscape that is ever changing. A distinguished academic record, as well as exceptional research and writing skills, are required. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. The candidate must be a current and active member of the California State Bar.

With one of the state’s largest natural resources practices, Downey Brand has built a solid reputation as a leader in water, environmental, and natural resources law. Its attorneys counsel clients on compliance strategies and regularly appear at trial and on appeal in some of the most complex resources disputes in the west.

Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a brief, recent writing sample to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

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Corporate Transactional Associate

Date Posted: March 23, 2021

The firm is seeking a corporate transactional associate to join its Sacramento office. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience in a law firm setting advising corporations, LLCs and other business entities regarding general corporate and business transactional matters.

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Candidates should have significant experience in corporate finance; mergers and acquisitions; private placements; venture capital transactions; corporate governance; and related matters. Must be a current, active member of the California State Bar Association.

Strong writing, analytical and interpersonal skills are essential. Qualified candidates will also have a distinguished academic record. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

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Litigation Associate – Family Law

Date Posted: March 29, 2021

The firm’s Litigation practice group seeks a mid-level or senior-level associate with at least 3 years of experience to join the Sacramento office in their family law practice. Applicants need not have experience in family law, but must have significant experience in civil litigation.

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Downey Brand’s family law practice handles sophisticated family law issues for clients throughout California. We are looking to hire an associate with a distinguished academic record and exceptional research and writing skills. Because family law associates have substantial client contact and make regular court appearances, strong verbal communication skills are required. Applicants also must have significant experience with all aspects of discovery and law and motion practice. Familiarity with basic business valuation principles, financial statements and tax concepts is preferred, but not required. Experience in family law is a plus. Must be a current, active member of the California Bar Association.

Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and/or performance. Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and a brief, recent writing sample that demonstrates the candidate’s analytical skills to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director via the firm’s web application.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

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San Francisco

Litigation Associate – Natural Resources

Date Posted: March 3, 2021

The firm is seeking an attorney with 3 to 10 years of experience to join its Natural Resources Practice Group in San Francisco or Sacramento. This position involves representation of public and private-sector clients statewide in a broad range of environmental, water, land use, and energy matters.

Read More

The candidate should have significant experience in environmental and land use litigation (traditional civil litigation and/or administrative writs), administrative or judicial enforcement, permitting, and regulatory compliance. Knowledge of federal and state environmental laws related to regulation of air, soil, and water, and exposure to endangered species, land use, public agency law, or energy is desired.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent analytical skills, and an attention to detail. The candidate should be a self-starter who enjoys accepting significant client and matter responsibilities and challenging natural resources assignments within a legislative and regulatory landscape that is ever changing. A distinguished academic record, as well as exceptional research and writing skills, are required. Associate salaries are based on years of experience and bonus consideration is given for productivity and performance. The candidate must be a current and active member of the California State Bar.

With one of the state’s largest natural resources practices, Downey Brand has built a solid reputation as a leader in water, environmental, and natural resources law. Its attorneys counsel clients on compliance strategies and regularly appear at trial and on appeal in some of the most complex resources disputes in the west.

Please address cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a brief, recent writing sample to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

Submit Resume

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